|ISGM Podcast: The Concert #22- Bach's Songs...for Strings|
One of the interesting things about Bach, many singers will tell you, is that he likes to use voices like instruments. On the flip side, Bach also sometimes liked to write for instruments in ways that made them sound like voices, as in this week's episode. In Bach's suite, the cellist plays the roles of "soloist" and "orchestra" simultaneously, playing both the long, singing melodic lines and the underlying harmonies...
Keywords: Gardner Museum; museum; podcast; the concert; classical music; Bach; Gardner Chamber Orchestra; Paula Robison; Colin Carr
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|ISGM Podcast: The Concert #18 - Finale! by Vivaldi and Schubert|
This week, we're featuring two works with great finales, the kind that make audiences jump to their feet, by Vivaldi and Schubert. The rollicking final movement on Vivaldi's concerto clocks in at just under one minute from start to finish, with the whole piece, all three movements, adding up to less than four minutes. Then, Schubert's Sonata in B-flat Major, a sonata that ends with a brilliant coda...
Keywords: Gardner Museum; museum; podcast; the concert; classical music; Vivaldi; Schubert; Paula Robison; Seymour Lipkin
|ISGM Podcast: The Concert #8 - Mozart: Not Just a Prodigy - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum|
Because Mozart wrote and played music so well from such an early age, there is a commonly held view that he always composed with extraordinary ease, that his works were the product of a sort of divine inspiration. But scholars now realize that, while Mozart did write extraordinary music, it was not always so simple for him. In the dedication of Mozart’s string quartets, he calls them the “fruits of a long and laborious endeavor.” Characterized by adventurous chromaticism and intricate fuga...
Keywords: Gardner Museum; museum; podcast; the concert; classical music; Mozart; Borromeo String Quartet; Paula Robison; Gardner Chamber Orchestra; Douglas Boyd
|ISGM Podcast: The Concert #20 - Springtime for Vivaldi and Beethoven|
We're hoping to ring in the spring in chilly New England with these two charming works perfect for the season. The Gardner Chamber Orchestra, directed by flutist Paula Robison, plays Antonio Vivaldi's Concerto for flute and orchestra in F Major, "con sordino," and violinist Corey Cerovsek and pianist Paavali Jumppanen play Beethoven's Sonata for violin and piano No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24, "Spring." Recorded live in the Tapestry Room of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston...
Keywords: Gardner Museum; museum; podcast; the concert; classical music; Beethoven; Vivaldi; Gardner Chamber Orchestra; Paula Robison; Corey Cerovsek; Paavali Jumppanen